FFHS-NEWS Relocation of Derbyshire Record Office
News from the Federation of Family History Societies
ffhs-news at ffhs-lists.org.uk
Wed Aug 10 11:11:42 CEST 2011
Thank you to Geoff Hobbs of http://www.cab-search.co.uk for bringing the following to our attention -
Derbyshire Record Office will soon be relocating to the Crèche Building,
situated in the lower car park of County Hall, Matlock.
The relocation will result in some alterations to our usual service.
The service will be closed for three weeks between 12 and 30 September
2011. During this time the service will move to the temporary premises, reopening
at the Crèche Building on Monday 3 October 2011.
Access to documents will be split between the Crèche Building and the
Derbyshire Local Studies Library.
The Crèche Building
There will be a smaller public searchroom at the temporary premises, where
you can gain access to original documents. This will result in changes to the
current public service:
• Original documents can only be ordered in advance, with five working
• If you know the document reference numbers, you can order by
telephone (01629 538347) or email record.office at derbyshire.gov.uk.
• If you do not have the references, you can either check the finding aids
in the temporary searchroom and fill in request slips in advance of your
or you can contact us to discuss what you would like to see, and we
will order on your behalf.
• We appreciate that this is inconvenient, so we have abolished the
former limit of three advance orders per person.
• As the building work progresses, access to some or all documents may
be restricted at short notice.
• 2 disabled car parking spaces will be available at the Crèche Building.
If you are not a ‘blue badge’ holder, alterative parking is available
elsewhere in Matlock.
Derbyshire Local Studies Library
All documents held on microfilms, DVDs and CDs, including most of the
parish registers, will now be available to the public from the Derbyshire Local
Studies Library on Bank Road, Matlock.
• All microfilms, DVDs and CDs can be accessed during you visit to the
Derbyshire Local Studies Library, and will not need to be ordered in
• Microfilms readers, and the PCs to access the DVDs and CDs can be
booked by telephoning 01629 536579, or by emailing
localstudies at derbyshire.gov.uk .
• It is possible to check the online parish register guide to see if the
register that they require is available on microfilm/ DVD or as an
• To access wills and letters of administration, please also check the
online guide, showing what can be seen on microfilm and what is
available on DVD.
Our Search Service clients are advised that, due to anticipated delays in
accessing some documents, responses to search requests may take a little
longer than people have been used to. We apologise for any inconvenience
that this may cause. We regret that this situation is unavoidable.
The temporary re-location is due to ongoing works which will continue for 18
months. After this time, the new, improved Derbyshire Record Office and
Local Studies Library service will re-open at the current New Street site.
Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience that this temporary situation
may cause. Thank you for your co-operation.
FFHS Archives Liaison Officer
archives.liaison at ffhs.org.uk
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Company Number 2930189 (England & Wales) - Registered Charity Number 1038721
Registered Office: Artillery House, 15 Byrom Street, Manchester, England M3 4PF
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